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We Will Ride Therapeutic Riding Inc.

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 04/30/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Robin Augustadt

Employees:   Full-Time:  0  Part-Time:  2  Volunteers:  28

Does your organization utilize a management company for management and administration? No

Describe your training process for employees and volunteers and the types of human resource documents used in your organization including job descriptions, evaluations, etc. Volunteer and staff training is multifold. Classroom and video training is used plus hands on training for work with clients and orientation to the facility, horses, and clients. WWR follows additional guidelines provided by PathInt standards.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  4

Number of Board Members:  8  Number of Voting Board Members:  all

Board Compensation:

Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No

Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  No

Board Relationships:

Are any members of the Board or Staff related to each other through family or business relationships? Yes

If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member. Bruce Augustadt is treasurer and is married to Robin Augustadt who is corresponding secretary and program coordinator

Board Affiliations:

Are any Board members or Staff associated with and/or compensated by another organization with a relationship or business affiliation to your organization? No

Conflict of Interest:

Does your organization have a written conflict of interest policy and regularly and consistently monitor and enforce compliance with the policy, including requiring officers, directors or trustees, and key employees to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts?  Yes


II. PROGRAMS

1. What percent of your total programs and services are horse-related? 100

2. Describe your specific horse-related programs services or activities:
     We Will Ride provides individualized programs of equine activities and therapies to riders with special needs including but not limited to Developmental delays PDD Autism spectrum Behavior and Emotional disorders Attention and Language issues Cerebral Palsy Down syndrome and mental retardation While our primary enrollment is children between 4 and 18 years of age we have served adults

3. Enter the total number of facilities/locations where the horses used in the conduct of your horse-related programs are housed and cared for: 2

4. Describe your non-horse-related programs, services or activities you provide, including those involving other animals. NA

5. Does your organization operate programs involved with animals other than horses?  No



III. POLICIES

1. Describe your equine management philosophies, practices, policies and operations with respect to the use of the horses in your program, including the rehabilitation and retraining (if applicable), ongoing training, schooling and exercising plan for each horse and your policy as to the number and condition of the horses accepted by your organization. 
     Each equine is schooled, screened and evaluated each year by trained and certified staff to be suitable for use with our clients. Each needs to be exposed to the various unique props and equipment used by each client and pass an established list of qualifications to become a program horse. Safety of all, rider, horse, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Volunteers and owners exercise the horses during non program times.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     both of the 2 equines currently used in the program are loaned by their owners to We Will Ride for use in the program.

3. Describe under what circumstances horses leave your organization. Please describe in detail your horse adoption/fostering practices and procedures including any recruitment initiatives you have to attract potential adopters. Please include your policies and practices with respect to horses that are no longer useful or manageable and horses that need to be retired. 
     The policy and practice for equines no longer useful or manageable is to find a best home for the equine considering its condition. We do have access to several wonderful retirement homes. We are open to suggestions for new retirement placements, but have proven safe options.

4. For new horses, describe your initial assessment process for each horse (i.e. physical examination, test ride, health record, Coggins test, quarantine, veterinary consult, etc.). 
     Each horse must show characteristics that will allow for a safe ride for our clients. We Will Ride has an initial evaluation policy/form as a guide for each possible program equine. Health and safety measures are taken. Health records are kept by our organization as well as by the veterinarian. Coggins tests are done yearly along with veterinarian recommended vaccinations. The horse must be proven safe for an able body rider before it is considered for riders with disabilities.

5. Describe your overall horse health care plan and how you assess and monitor the health of your horses on an ongoing basis. Include a description of your vaccination and worming schedule. Include a description of your health/veterinary care plan for at-risk animals, geriatric horses and horses with serious issues. 
     Each horse/pony's health care plan is continually reviewed and individualized for the best outcome for each animal. For example, Spring and Fall vaccinations, supplements as needed, and special medications if needed (as for pony with Cushings). Worming is done on a rotation basis and or as guided by veterinarian tested fecal exams.

6. What is the euthanasia policy? Please include specifically under what circumstances your organization will euthanize a horse and whether your organization will euthanize a healthy but difficult horse for space: 
     Only euthanize after all other options of rehabilitation have failed and quality of life will not support the horse in retirement or pasture mate situation. NEVER send to sales or slaughter.

7. What is the breeding policy? Please include specifically if horses become pregnant while in your care, and if there is a no-breeding clause in the documentation your organization uses to adopt, donate, sell, etc. a horse: 
     NA

8. Does your organization provide horses to any facility to use in research or medical training? 
     No

9. If your answer to Question 8 is 'Yes', please explain where and for what purpose horses are provided to use in research or medical training?  NA

10. Does your organization sell, donate or give a horse to an auction? 
     No

11. If your answer to Question 10 is 'Yes', describe under the circumstances where you have sold, donated, or given a horse to an auction, or where you would sell, donate, or give a horse to an auction. NA

12. Does your organization place horses in foster care? 
     No

13. If your answer to Question 12 is 'Yes', describe how foster homes are selected, screened, and monitored and address all the questions below for each foster home in the space provided: NA

14. What is the average equine adoption fee/donation received by your organization: Not applicable; None received

15. Adoption Fee Policies
  Not applicable; Fees are not collected; Horses are not offered for adoption.

16. What is your position regarding varying adoption fees vs. one set fee:
  Our organization has never considered this concept.

17. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed:



IV. FACILITIES

This section must be completed for each facility/location where the horses used in the conduct of your horse-related programs are housed and cared for. For example, if the applicant is involved with horse rescue and utilizes foster care facilities, the applicant must complete this section for each foster care facility. If the applicant provides equine assisted activities/services to the public at more than one location, the applicant must complete this section for each location that horse-related services are provided. If your organization uses the facility of another organization, please enlist the aid of that organization in answering the questions.

Total facilities at which our organization operates horse-related programs: 2

.

Location 1 of 2
The Barn, LLC @ Vail Farm

773 Peach Lake Road North Salem NY 10560

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Olivia Goodnow

2. Contact's Phone: 914-669-8497

3. Contact's Email: otgbarn@comcast.net

4. Does your organization own, lease or use a part of this facility? Use

5. If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility: Olivia Goodnow
115 West Lane
Ridgefield CT 06877
203-253-0576 cell
otgbarn@comcast.net

6. If your organization does not own this facility, does your organization have a written agreement with the owner? Enter Yes or No.   Yes

7. If your organization does not own this facility, please provide the following information below: Start date and end date of current written agreement (term) and what is the organization's plan for the end of the written agreement? 
     Length of agreement is January to January. We plan to stay on and continue the agreement.

8. If your organization leases or uses a part of this facility, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated.. 
     We Will Ride has free lease of the facility for Monday afternoons on a yearly renewal basis. Length of lease is one year renewable. We expect lease to be renewed as it has been for the last 19 years

9. Does your organization operate programs involving horses AT THIS FACILITY that serve individuals with special needs, including but not limited to equine assisted activities and therapies? Yes

10. Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 3.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 21

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. 4 grass pastures and 5 dirt paddocks. Fencing on all is 4 board wood. There are no run-in sheds. One indoor arena. Stalls are 10 feet x 11 feet or 10 feet x 12 feet. Barn is 28 stalls.

3. Describe how you manage the use of your pastures/paddocks given the size and number of your pastures/paddocks and the number of horses you have at this facility.
     Those horses that get along go out together. Those that don't get along go out in separate turn out.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 5

5. Describe the area where your training, riding and equine related activities are conducted, including what type of footing/surface is utilized and what factors were considered to determine the suitability and condition of the area for the activities conducted.
     In the barn, there are wide aisles with nonslip cement floors with rubber mats along the aisles and at the cross ties and in the wash stall. The indoor arena has sidewalls and non dusty resilient footing regularly raked and leveled and with a watering system. Outdoor fenced riding rings have regularly maintained sand footing. Most of our activities are in the indoor arena as distractions are more limited there.

6. Is the facility in compliance with the Care Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities prepared by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (whether or not your organization is directly involved with rescue and retirement)? Yes

7. If no, please explain and specifically describe the areas in which the facility is not compliant. Not Applicable

8. If this facility is recognized as compliant with the published standards of another applicable organization, and/or accredited by another applicable organization, including any state licensure or registration process, please provide the details.
     NA

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Truck and trailers are available for transport

10. Do the horses have specific tack assignments? Yes

11. Describe the plan, process and/or procedures to insure appropriate assessment of tack and the use for saddle fittings, tack, blankets, etc.
     Tack, blankets, etc., are checked for wear and tear before and after each use and/or cleaning. Saddle (and all tack) fitting is done with a careful eye to the comfort of the horse. All involved in tack fitting and assignment have a minimum of 30 to 50 years of caring for horses. Tack must fit the horse first and accommodate the rider. We Will Ride uses gel pads or equivalent saddle pad under the saddles for its equines to assure a comfortable ride for the horse with beginning riders. Blankets are neither too tight nor too loose. When tack wears out it is repaired or replaced.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Stall Plates are on each horse's stall. Name plates are on the tack. Any volunteers handling the horses are given training during their volunteer training time to identify each horse/pony. Description and orientation to each horse is done for each individual working with or around each equine.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     Our horses are not stall bound. They all have daily turn out. There is a medical paddock for any injured horse/pony.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     Horse are fed twice daily with hoof, coat, joint and daily wormer and any required medication. Our equines are primarily under the care of Olivia Goodnow who owns and operates The Barn, LLC. Each receives feed, suppliments, and medications after their individual assessment and evaluation by Olivia, We Will Ride, and consultation with the veterinarian.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     The conditioning score is one aid to help with the decisions made concerning feed/exercise/use practices. Previous treatment (especially of a newly acquired horse), previous feeding and training would also be considerations along with age, soundness, and general health to get the horse to its best possible health. Veterinarian advice would be included in deciding the best course of practice for each individual horse.

16. Please describe your activities to limit or control the advent and spread of disease within your facility (Biosecurity plan). This should include but is not limited to your manure management and disposal procedures, your carcass disposal plan and your parasite control plan. Please indicate the role of your veterinarian in the development and implementation of your overall plan.
     Manure is picked up daily. Dumpster is emptied when full. Equines are wormed as directed by veterinarian (currently doing rotation worming). Isolation is available if needed. Veterinarian practice is available for consultation and help 24/7. Carcass disposal would be done with veterinarian advice.

17. Please describe your emergency preparedness plans that address weather related issues, fire safety procedures and/or any additional hazardous scenarios your facility could potentially experience.
     The farm has an emergency preparedness plan in conjunction with the North Salem Fire Department. PathIntl standards are followed by WWR for emergency and hazardous scenarios planning and are part of volunteer/staff training. Emergency phone numbers are posted. WWR does not met during dangerous storm situations or when temperatures are extreme. Fire and emergency drills are practiced.

18. Please describe the security in place at the facility or facilities to restrict public access and to keep horses safe. Do you have a security system and/or on-premises caretaker?
     Vail Farm has several on premise caretakers. Doors and gates can be closed/locked for security. There are fire alarms throughout the building and an alarm system for the tackroom.

19. Provide the contact information for the individual or organization responsible for investigating abuse in the county where the facility is located, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     SPCA of Westchester 590 North State Re. Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 email: info@spca914.com Phone: 914-941-7797

20. Other than the animal control authority noted above, provide the contact information for all local, state and/or national authorities with whom your organization engages to address issues impacting horse welfare, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     We would first contact and ask the advice of New England Equine Practice 2933 Route 22 Patterson NY 12563 neep@bestweb.net 845 878 7500


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/28/2017

Veterinarian: Dr William Bradley

Clinic Name: New England Equine Practice    Street: 2933 Route 22    City: Patterson  State: NY    Zip: 12563

Phone: 845-878-7500    Email: neep@bestweb.net


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Cindy Joyce

     2. Instructor: Diane Maudsley

     3. Instructor: Robin Augustadt


3. Facility Horse-Related Inventory Questions

1-a. Enter the total number of horses involved with your organization's programs that are currently housed at this facility: 1.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 28

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 28

2016 Horse Inventory

1-d. Did your organization operate programs involving horses HOUSED AT THIS FACILITY during January 1-December 31, 2016? Please select Yes or No. Yes

Additional explanation:We Will Ride is not responsible for the costs of any horse kept at this facility

2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

           + 0 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

           + 0 2-c. Total number of horses returned.

1 = Total of 2a-2c

           - 0 2-d. Total number of horses adopted during the year.

           - 0 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

           - 0 2-f. Total number of horses deceased during the year.

0 = Total of 2d-2f

2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            1 2-h. Total number of horses not retired including horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.

            0 2-i. Total number of horses permanently retired.


2016 Horse Care Costs

$0     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$0     Bedding.

$0     Veterinarian.

$0     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$0     Medications & Supplements.

$0     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$0     Horse Care Staff.

$25     Horse Training.

$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$25     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

365     Grand total of the total number of days each equine was in the care of this facility during 2016.

Average cost per day per horse: $0
Question 3 ($25 ) divided by Question 4 (365).

Average length of stay for an equine: 365 days
Question 4 (365) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (1).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

     1. Signage: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     2. Lighting: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     3. Emergency Contacts: Are emergency contacts posted in easily accessible locations for staff members if only cell phones are available or by each phone if landlines are available? All of the time

      4. First Aid Kits: Are human and equine first aid kits up-to-date and easily accessible? All of the time

B. Structural

      1. Condition of surface: Are horses provided a clean, dry area on which to stand & lay? All of the time

      2. Flooring - drainage & traction: Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction? All of the time

      3. Ventilation for enclosed shelters: Is there adequate ventilation and circulation to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases? All of the time

      4. Electrical wiring condition: Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety? All of the time

      5. Fire Prevention & protective measures: Are fire prevention and protection measures including fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems, maintained and in good working order? All of the time

      6. Quarantine/Isolation: Is there a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine? Yes

      7. Ill/injured containment: If horses live outside, is there a designated and separate area (stall or enclosure) to house ill/injured horses?

      8. Are the horses housed in stalls/enclosures? Yes-All of the time

      8-a. If yes, Stall/enclosure size: Do structures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around? All

      8-b. If yes, Stall/enclosure cleanliness: How often are stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 days a week

      8-c. If yes, Adequate ceiling & beam height: Is there a minimum of 12 inches above the tip of the horse's ear when standing? All of the time

C. Paddocks/Yard/Pastures/Turnout

      1. Turnout/Exercise Space & opportunity: Is there space and opportunity for horses to exercise or be turned out? All of the time

      2. Fencing - type, height, safety: Are these spaces appropriately fenced? All

      3. Use of electric wire or tape fence: Are electric wires or tape fence visibly marked? Please select 'All or NA' if electric wire or tape fence is not used. All or NA

      4. Condition of fences & gates: Are fences and gates functioning properly by being maintained and repaired when needed? All

      5. Condition of paddock/yard: Are these spaces free from equipment and debris? All

      6. Availability of shelter: Are natural or man-made shelters available to horses for protections from elements? All of the time

      7. Cleanliness: How often are these spaces cleaned? Daily or 6 Days a Week

II. Horse Care

      1. Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 1-2 months

      2. Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually

      3. Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually

      4. Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? 6-7 days a week

      5. Food & Water Storage: Are all hay, feed, grain and water sources clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals? All of the time

      6. Drinking water: How often do horses have access to clean drinking water? All of the time



6. Public-Related Questions
(required if programs serve individuals with special needs)

1. How many clients participate in the programs at this facility? 3

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 3

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 32

4. What is the average wait list time? 6 Months(Weeks/Months/Years)

5. How many hours per day does each horse work? (Estimate or Average)

    Mounted: 2.00  Un-Mounted: 0.00  Total: 2

6. How many days per week does each horse work? (Estimate or Average) 4

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 100%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. We Will Ride uses one horse at this facility for approximately 2 hours on Monday afternoons during 3 seasons of the year. Spring summer and fall



Location 2 of 2
Bruce and Robin Augustadt

61 South Olmstead Lane Ridgefield CT 06877

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Robin Augustadt

2. Contact's Phone: 203-438-1776

3. Contact's Email: Deanhil@aol.com

4. Does your organization own, lease or use a part of this facility? Use

5. If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility: This is the private residence of Bruce and Robin Augustadt. We Will Ride does not advertise this location as it is a private residence. It is owned by Bruce and Robin Augustadt. Address is 61 South Olmstead Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877. Our home phone number is 203-438-1776. Robin is the contact person and email is Deanhil@aol.com.

6. If your organization does not own this facility, does your organization have a written agreement with the owner? Enter Yes or No.   Yes

7. If your organization does not own this facility, please provide the following information below: Start date and end date of current written agreement (term) and what is the organization's plan for the end of the written agreement? 
     We Will Ride has been welcomed to use the pony and facility at this private residence. Most lessons are conducted between the months of April through October. It is expected that this agreement will continue after the current year and as long as the situation is agreeable to all parties.

8. If your organization leases or uses a part of this facility, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated.. 
     Owners are absolutely NOT compensated in any way. It is agreed that the pony, riding ring, barn, and necessary equipment for conducting lessons will be available to We Will Ride one or two afternoons per week depending on client needs and available equines to the entire program. This is a supplement program to the major program location at The Barn, LLC @ Vail Farm. The owners of the property are original founders of the program.

9. Does your organization operate programs involving horses AT THIS FACILITY that serve individuals with special needs, including but not limited to equine assisted activities and therapies? Yes

10. Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 3.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 3

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. 2 grass pastures 3 grass paddocks 1 80x110 area mostly dirt and grass used as riding ring and turnout 1 30 x 30 ft barn 1 dirt paddock directly off outside stall doors no run in sheds fencing is 3 board wood 2 stalls are 12x12 and one is 10x10 feet

3. Describe how you manage the use of your pastures/paddocks given the size and number of your pastures/paddocks and the number of horses you have at this facility.
     Those that get along would go out together. However, current horse is a playful bully to pony so they are separated but near each other for company.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 8

5. Describe the area where your training, riding and equine related activities are conducted, including what type of footing/surface is utilized and what factors were considered to determine the suitability and condition of the area for the activities conducted.
     In the barn, aisles are non slip cement with some rubber mats at cross ties. Riding ring is approxiately 80 ft by 110 ft and bank run gravel footing that drains quickly and is somewhat grass overgrown but grazed or mown and occasionally raked. Ring is also used for driving the pony with cart so we do not want deep footing.

6. Is the facility in compliance with the Care Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities prepared by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (whether or not your organization is directly involved with rescue and retirement)? Yes

7. If no, please explain and specifically describe the areas in which the facility is not compliant. Not Applicable

8. If this facility is recognized as compliant with the published standards of another applicable organization, and/or accredited by another applicable organization, including any state licensure or registration process, please provide the details.
     NA

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Owner owns expedition with towing package and appropriate hitching capability. They do not own a working trailer, but have access to one owned by friend and also have contacts to call for transportation.

10. Do the horses have specific tack assignments? Yes

11. Describe the plan, process and/or procedures to insure appropriate assessment of tack and the use for saddle fittings, tack, blankets, etc.
     Tack, blankets, etc., are checked for wear and tear before and after each use and/or cleaning. Saddle and all tack fitting is done with a careful eye to the comfort of the equine. All involved in tack fitting and assignment of that tack have a minimum of 30 to 50 years of caring for horses. Tack must fit the horse first and also accommodate the rider. We Will Ride uses gel pads or equivalent saddle pads under the saddles for its equines to assure a comfortable ride for the horse with beginning riders. Blankets are neither too tight nor too loose. When tack wears out it is repaired or replaced

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Stall plates are on each horse's stall door. Any volunteers handling the horses are given training during their volunteer training time to identify each horse/pony. Description and orientation to each horse is done for each individual working with or around each equine.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     Horse and pony are not stall bound. They are turned out daily as the weather allows to either the grass pastures or the paddocks for as much of the day as possible.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     Horse and pony are fed twice daily with good quality hay and other feed including any supplements required. They are under the care of their owner, Robin Augustadt. Each receives feed, supplements and medication after their individual assessment and evaluation by Robin and with consultation with the veterinarian.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     The conditioning score is one aid to help with the decisions made concerning feed/exercise/use practices. Previous treatment, previous feeding and training would also be considerations along with age, soundness, and general health to get each animal to its best possible health. Veterinarian advice would be included in deciding the best course of practice for each individual horse.

16. Please describe your activities to limit or control the advent and spread of disease within your facility (Biosecurity plan). This should include but is not limited to your manure management and disposal procedures, your carcass disposal plan and your parasite control plan. Please indicate the role of your veterinarian in the development and implementation of your overall plan.
     Manure is picked up daily or every other day. Dumpster is emptied when full. Equines are wormed as directed by veterinarian. Veterinarian is available for consultation and help 24/7. Carcass disposal would be done with veterinarian advice.

17. Please describe your emergency preparedness plans that address weather related issues, fire safety procedures and/or any additional hazardous scenarios your facility could potentially experience.
     Several volunteer Ridgefield fireman live nearby and are friends of owner. They have received information about horse handling as has the regular firemen in their training sessions. PathIntl standards are followed by WWR for emergency and hazardous scenarios planning and are part of volunteer/staff training. Emergency phone numbers are posted. WWR does not meet during dangerous storm situations or when temperatures are extreme. Fire and emergency drills are part of volunteer training.

18. Please describe the security in place at the facility or facilities to restrict public access and to keep horses safe. Do you have a security system and/or on-premises caretaker?
     The owners live on the property. The barn is located at end of driveway that goes past the house. Entire property is well set back from road. There is no security system.

19. Provide the contact information for the individual or organization responsible for investigating abuse in the county where the facility is located, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     SPCA of Connecticut 359 Spring Hill Rd Monroe, CT 06468 203-445-9978

20. Other than the animal control authority noted above, provide the contact information for all local, state and/or national authorities with whom your organization engages to address issues impacting horse welfare, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     David Coles Animal Control officer for the town of Ridgefield CT Town of Ridgefield 40 South St Ridgefield CT 06877 no email given 203-431-2711


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/28/2017

Veterinarian: Dr. Shannon Graham

Clinic Name: New England Equine Practice    Street: 2933 Rt 22    City: Patterson  State: NY    Zip: 12563

Phone: 845-878-7500    Email: neep@bestweb.net


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Cindy Joyce

     2. Instructor: Diane Maudsley

     3. Instructor: Robin Augustadt


3. Facility Horse-Related Inventory Questions

1-a. Enter the total number of horses involved with your organization's programs that are currently housed at this facility: 1.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 2

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 3

2016 Horse Inventory

1-d. Did your organization operate programs involving horses HOUSED AT THIS FACILITY during January 1-December 31, 2016? Please select Yes or No. Yes

Additional explanation:We Will Ride is not responsible for the costs of any horse kept at this facility.

2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

           + 0 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

           + 0 2-c. Total number of horses returned.

2 = Total of 2a-2c

           - 0 2-d. Total number of horses adopted during the year.

           - 0 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

           - 0 2-f. Total number of horses deceased during the year.

0 = Total of 2d-2f

2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            1 2-h. Total number of horses not retired including horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.

            1 2-i. Total number of horses permanently retired.


2016 Horse Care Costs

$0     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$0     Bedding.

$0     Veterinarian.

$0     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$0     Medications & Supplements.

$0     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$0     Horse Care Staff.

$25     Horse Training.

$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$25     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

730     Grand total of the total number of days each equine was in the care of this facility during 2016.

Average cost per day per horse: $0
Question 3 ($25 ) divided by Question 4 (730).

Average length of stay for an equine: 365 days
Question 4 (730) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (2).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

     1. Signage: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     2. Lighting: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     3. Emergency Contacts: Are emergency contacts posted in easily accessible locations for staff members if only cell phones are available or by each phone if landlines are available? All of the time

      4. First Aid Kits: Are human and equine first aid kits up-to-date and easily accessible? All of the time

B. Structural

      1. Condition of surface: Are horses provided a clean, dry area on which to stand & lay? All of the time

      2. Flooring - drainage & traction: Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction? All of the time

      3. Ventilation for enclosed shelters: Is there adequate ventilation and circulation to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases? All of the time

      4. Electrical wiring condition: Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety? All of the time

      5. Fire Prevention & protective measures: Are fire prevention and protection measures including fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems, maintained and in good working order? All of the time

      6. Quarantine/Isolation: Is there a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine? Yes

      7. Ill/injured containment: If horses live outside, is there a designated and separate area (stall or enclosure) to house ill/injured horses?

      8. Are the horses housed in stalls/enclosures? Yes-All of the time

      8-a. If yes, Stall/enclosure size: Do structures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around? All

      8-b. If yes, Stall/enclosure cleanliness: How often are stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 days a week

      8-c. If yes, Adequate ceiling & beam height: Is there a minimum of 12 inches above the tip of the horse's ear when standing? All of the time

C. Paddocks/Yard/Pastures/Turnout

      1. Turnout/Exercise Space & opportunity: Is there space and opportunity for horses to exercise or be turned out? All of the time

      2. Fencing - type, height, safety: Are these spaces appropriately fenced? All

      3. Use of electric wire or tape fence: Are electric wires or tape fence visibly marked? Please select 'All or NA' if electric wire or tape fence is not used. All or NA

      4. Condition of fences & gates: Are fences and gates functioning properly by being maintained and repaired when needed? All

      5. Condition of paddock/yard: Are these spaces free from equipment and debris? All

      6. Availability of shelter: Are natural or man-made shelters available to horses for protections from elements? All of the time

      7. Cleanliness: How often are these spaces cleaned? Daily or 6 Days a Week

II. Horse Care

      1. Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 1-2 months

      2. Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually

      3. Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually

      4. Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? 6-7 days a week

      5. Food & Water Storage: Are all hay, feed, grain and water sources clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals? All of the time

      6. Drinking water: How often do horses have access to clean drinking water? All of the time



6. Public-Related Questions
(required if programs serve individuals with special needs)

1. How many clients participate in the programs at this facility? 6

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 6

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 25

4. What is the average wait list time? 6 Months(Weeks/Months/Years)

5. How many hours per day does each horse work? (Estimate or Average)

    Mounted: 2.00  Un-Mounted: 1.00  Total: 3

6. How many days per week does each horse work? (Estimate or Average) 2

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 98%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. We Will Ride uses one pony at this facility for approximately 3 hours 2 days per week during 3 seasons of the year. Spring summer and fall


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Cindy Joyce

         *Facility Participation:

         The Barn, LLC @ Vail Farm

         Bruce and Robin Augustadt

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PathIntl

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2003

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered instructor level


     2. *Instructor: Diane Maudsley

         *Facility Participation:

         The Barn, LLC @ Vail Farm

         Bruce and Robin Augustadt

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2011

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered instructor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2016

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning


     3. *Instructor: Robin Augustadt

         *Facility Participation:

         The Barn, LLC @ Vail Farm

         Bruce and Robin Augustadt

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PathIntl

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)1992

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered instructor level